Compelled to die for love: Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor"

>> Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Act III  Scene 3: The graveyard of the Ravenswood family
Edgardo is resolved to kill himself on Enrico's sword. He learns that Lucia is dying and then Raimondo comes to tell him that she has already died. Edgardo stabs himself with a dagger, hoping to be re-unified with Lucia in heaven.

This scene features the fabulous Polish tenor, Piotr Beczala, as Edgardo.


4 comments:

Derrick October 6, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

Hi Lynette,

Having seen this production, I know this is a powerful performance all through.

Lynette October 6, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

Derrick,

Steph and I were fortunate to see the Met Telecast of this particular performance several months ago. This was the performance in which Beczala, who was not scheduled to sing that night, was sitting in the audience. The regularly scheduled tenor was ill and so they called Beczala from out of the audience to perform. It so-happened to be the night that they were recording it for their telecast and the rest is history. Beczala being a brand new talent on the circut, attained instant acclaim when audiences world-wide heard him sing for the first time. He's now my very favorite operatic tenor.

Michael October 6, 2009 at 11:50 AM  

Madam..in the absence of Herr Mozart at the forthcoming Ball, would you do me the inestimable honour of adding my name to your dance card?
I remain ever your servant.
Lord M

Lynette October 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM  

Kind Lord M,

I shall be most honoured to place your name upon my dance card. *blushing*

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